Sundays with Hope

Are you curious about faith? Looking for a church to call home? 

We’d love to meet you

If you’d like to chat beforehand, either virtually or in person, just let us know.

We are a small, friendly and diverse community of people of different ages and backgrounds. On Sundays, our aim is to create opportunities where everyone can encounter the story and person of Jesus.

We gather together both online and in person.

We have a rhythm that alternates; ‘Sunday Church’ is on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and ‘Sunday Choice’ is on the 2nd and 4th Sunday. This is explained below.

Sunday Church (1st and 3rd sundays)

(Livestreamed online)

On the 1st and the 3rd Sunday of the month (Weeks 1 and 3), we have Sunday Church. This is livestreamed online.

For the link to our YouTube Channel, see: www.hopeoxford.org/youtube

(10:20am) Get ready for the Livestream

We gather altogether for our Sunday livestream at 10:30am. After a couple of songs of worship the children can access their own tailor made session, ‘Hope Kids’ (see below).

After updates and reflections on recent events, there’s a talk. It’s purpose is to bring life from the Bible, share experiences, and apply the teachings of Jesus to our everyday lives. (11:30am it’s coffee lounge.)

Hope Kids

After joining the start of the livestream, our children and their parents/carers get the chance to engage with Hope Kids. This includes story telling, worship and music, plus a whole range of activities and games centered around an inspiring Bible theme. Wherever possible the theme in Hope Kids and the talk in the livestream will be the similar so families can continue to reflect together on how God has spoken to them.

(The livestream can be paused, or the grown-ups can catch up later on YouTube for the talk)

 (11:30am) Say Hello… in Coffee Lounge

We’d love you to join us especially if you’re here for the first time. Coffee Lounge is all about people. Given it’s virtual sadly we can’t actually serve coffee, but it’s great to catch up. 

Simply sign up via the link below for the ‘ZOOM’™  meeting details. We’ll then know that you’re coming and can welcome you in.

Sunday Choice (2ND and 4th sundays)

(This will be live at Templars Square: 16-17 The Square, OX4 3UZ)

BUT… during Lockdown 2.0, we’re doing this online

If you care for a child under the age of 11, we’d love you to join us for Sunday Club (Previously ‘Breakfast Club’).

Our aim is to welcome and treat every child and adult as special and to include you in a friendly and supportive community. Sunday Club is all about giving children the opportunity to explore God’s big story for the world and their lives through activities and games. The invitation is open to anyone, whether or not you’re new to God and faith.

This will be10:30am (Downstairs)

But in lockdown 2.0… see calendar to find out how to join us online (on zoom)

If you’re an adult, not coming with children to Sunday Club, we’d love you to join us as we reflect and discuss issues relevant to our lives and our times, such as how do we find rest and peace in a digital society? and what does it mean to be happy? They’ll be stimulating content, including some thoughts from the life of Jesus, intended to spark discussion as well as activities to help us engage with the topic.

If you’re new to church or God, this could be a great way to share your experiences and hear from others in an relaxed and inclusive environment. No one will tell you what to think, rather we hope to inspire reflection, sharing and develop community with each other.

this will be 10:30am (Upstairs)

But in lockdown 2.0… see calendar to find out how to join us online (on zoom)

We might be small but we are passionate about young people and engaging them in exploring and practicing the way Jesus lived. We’re excited to be starting a new gathering for young people, year 6 to 9, initially with older youth able to help out. We want to create a safe place where questions about God and life are encouraged. There’ll also be lots of fun ( as that’s important!) and we want to engage young people in shaping these gatherings and making them a highlight, something they’d want to invite their mates to.

If you, like us, love young people we’d love to hear from you as we look to develop a team. (Text 07971828408 or complete the ‘make a difference’ form)

3:30pm (contact us for more information)

On the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month (Weeks 2 and 4), we have ‘Sunday Choice’, where we meet in person. This happens at our new venue in Templars Square Shopping Centre, which has space both upstairs for adults (unfortunately we don’t have disability access currently) and downstairs for children. We also have a youth night for our young people (Year 6 upwards) on these weeks.

Virtual

Information Desk

Here are the virtual versions of our printable leaflets. We hope these will give you a flavour for who we are, and how you can get involved. Click on the picture to take a look.